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The role of frequency in children's learning of morphological constructions / Anne-Kristin Cordes.

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Author/Creator:
Cordes, Anne-Kristin, author.
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2014
Publication:
Tübingen : Narr Verlag, [2014]
Format:
  • Book
  • xiii, 266 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
Note:
Revised version of the author's thesis (doctoral)--Universität München, 2012.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-234).
Contents:
  • Introduction and outline
  • Language learning from the input?
  • Contrasting key issues
  • The issue of human uniqueness
  • Language knowledge in the child and in the adult
  • The role of the input
  • The poverty-of-the-stimulus argument versus learning from the input
  • Input quality
  • Input quantity
  • Learning from the input
  • Conclusion
  • The learning process
  • Starting point : Categorization and analogy in language learning
  • Categorization : the prototype account
  • Concept and process
  • The development of linguistic categories
  • Summary
  • Analogies
  • Concept and process
  • The development of analogizing abilities
  • The role of similarity
  • Summary
  • Starting point revisited : categorization and analogy in language learning
  • Comparison of categorization and analogy
  • Redefinitions of categorization and analogy in construction learning
  • Steps of construction learning
  • Analogy and categorization in construction learning
  • Frequency effects in language learning
  • Frequency in language representation and language learning
  • Frequency and concrete constructions
  • Frequency and partially-filled constructions
  • Morphological constructions
  • Other partially-filled constructions
  • Frequency and abstract constructions
  • Abstract constructions
  • Complex constructions
  • Typological features
  • Summary of previous research
  • Introduction of the pattern level
  • Major research questions
  • Corpus study : Frequency of the derivational verb prefix pattern in caregiver and child speech in German and English
  • Background
  • Motivation
  • Verb prefixes in German and English
  • The development of derivational morphology in children
  • The operationalization of pattern frequency
  • Hypotheses for the corpus study
  • Corpus analysis
  • Database
  • Procedure and results
  • Discussion
  • Experiment 1 : the role of input frequencies at constructional and pattern levels in novel morphology learning
  • Background and hypotheses
  • Method
  • Participants
  • Material
  • Procedure
  • Results
  • Statistical techniques used to analyze the data
  • Learning of a novel verb prefix construction in German and English
  • Learning of a novel reduplication construction in German and English
  • Learning of the novel prefix versus the novel reduplication construction
  • Type frequency effects
  • Discussion
  • Summary
  • Learning and age
  • Pattern effects
  • Token frequency effects at the constructional level
  • Type frequency effects at the constructional level
  • Conclusion
  • Experiment 2 : the role of the shape of the input distribution in the learning of a novel partially-filled construction
  • Background
  • Method
  • Participants
  • Materials and procedure
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Summary and general discussion
  • Summary of the work
  • Frequency effects in morphological learning
  • Construction learning based on the input
  • Effects of token frequency, type frequency and type-token ratio at the constructional level
  • Effects of type and token frequency at the pattern level
  • Summary
  • Broader theoretical implications
  • Abstractions in language
  • The domain-generality of cognitive processes in language learning
  • The role of salience
  • Open issues and future directions
  • Inflectional versus derivational morphological constructions
  • Issues regarding the corpus analysis
  • Future research directions
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Appendix
  • Chapter 5
  • Excerpt from Leo corpus (4; 5; 3)
  • Excerpt from Thomas corpus (4; 3; 2)
  • Lists of manually selected verb prefix constructions and prefix verbs in English and German
  • Search results for manually selected verb prefix constructions in English and German
  • Chapter 6
  • One-sample t-tests assessing novel construction learning
  • Proportions of correct responses on real items by task, pattern and language
  • Memorization and generalization of the novel construction by task and pattern
  • Novel prefix and reduplication learning in German-speaking adults.
Series:
Language in performance, 0939-9399 ; 48
Language in performance ; 48.
Subjects:
ISBN:
9783823368403
3823368400

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